Lauryn Hill has a bad reputation for being late and sometimes not showing up to her shows, and this past weekend was the same story.
As the headlining performer at Nigeria’s MayDay Live concert, the singer failed to show up. In a letter posted to her Facebook page, Hill explained the no-show was due to travel issues.
“Hello, Lagos, Nigeria!
We are disappointed to report that we will not be performing at tonight’s concert. From our end, we did everything we were supposed to do, including waiting at the airport for many hours, ready to fly out and share the evening with you. Unfortunately, after much effort, the promoter was not able to get all of our travel arrangements taken care of. This prevented us from being able to fly into Nigeria in time to make the concert. We were all very excited to come, and very disappointed that we couldn’t make this one. HOWEVER, we are working to reschedule our appearance ASAP. From what we’ve been told, the promoter intends to honor all tickets sold. Our best to and for Lagos. Love and Blessings!
Ms. Lauryn Hill and the MLH band and Production Team.”
As an apology, the singer recorded a video message to Nigerian fans promising to make it up to them: “We were at the airport to seven hours last night trying to make I there, we’re gonna get there,” she said. She then performed an acoustic version of “Doo Wop (That Thing)” surrounded by her background singer.
An apology like that shouldn’t be hard to forgive!
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